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Elgin, Earl of (S, 1633)

 

Creation: let. pat. 21 Jun 1633

 

Family name: Bruce

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Arms:

Or a Saltire and a Chief Gules on a Canton Argent a Lion rampant Azure armed and langued of the second

Crest:

A Lion statant tail extended Azure armed and langued Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Wild Man proper wreathed around the temples and loins with Laurel Vert

Motto:

Fuimus (We have been)

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Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Lord Kinloss later 1st Earl of Elgin

3rd son of Edward [Bruce], 1st Lord Kinloss , by his wife Magdalene Clerk, dau. of Sir Alexander Clerk of Balbirnie

born

2 Dec 1599

mar. (1)

4 Jul 1622 Anne Chichester (d. 20 Mar 1627), only dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Chichester, of Raleigh, co. Devon, by his wife Hon Frances Harington, 2nd dau. of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton

only child by first wife

1. Hon Robert Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Elgin

mar. (2)

Lady Diana de Vere (b. c. 1596; widow of Henry [de Vere], 18th Earl of Oxford;  dsp. 27 Apr 1654), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of William [Cecil], 2nd Earl of Exeter, by his second wife Elizabeth Drury, dau. of Sir William Drury, of Hawsted, co. Suffolk

died

21 Dec 1663

created

21 Jun 1633 Lord Bruce of Kinloss and Earl of Elgin, with remainder to his heirs male forever bearing the name and arms of Bruce (Peerage of Scotland)

29 Jul 1641 Baron Bruce, of Whorlton in the County of York, with remainder to the heirs male of his body (Peerage of England)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his brother Aug 1613 as 3rd Lord Kinloss; knighted 1638; Keeper of the King's Park at Byfleet 1643-47

 

Robert [Bruce], 2nd Earl of Elgin, PC

born

mar.

16 Feb 1645/6 his step-cousin Lady Diana Grey (d. 8 Apr 1689), 2nd dau. of Henry [Grey], 1st Earl of Stamford, by his wife Lady Anne Cecil, 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of William [Cecil], 2nd Earl of Exeter

children

1. Hon Edward Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. c. 1646; bur. vp. 21 Mar 1662)

2. Hon Robert Bruce (bur. vp. 17 Feb 1652)

3. Hon Charles Bruce (bur. vp. 19 Nov 1661)

4. Hon Henry Bruce (dvp. young)

5. Hon Thomas Bruce, later 3rd Earl of Elgin

6. Hon Bernard Bruce (bapt. 3 Sep 1666; bur. vp. 31 May 1669)

7. Hon Robert Bruce (dvp. young)

8. Hon James Bruce (dvp. young)

1. Lady Diana Bruce (dsps. 15 Jul 1672), mar. (1) 29 Jan 1666 Sir Seymour Shirley, 5th Bt., of Staunton Harold, co. Warwick, and (2) 10 Nov 1671 as his second wife John [Manners], 1st Duke of Rutland

2. Lady Anne Bruce (b. c. 1660; d. c. 1716), mar. 1672 Sir William Rich, Bt., of Sunning, co. Berkshire

3. Lady Christian Bruce (d. 5 Apr 1720), mar. (1) John Rolle, 1st son of Sir John Rolle KB, of Stevenstown, co. Devon, and (2) Sir Robert Gayer KB, of Stoke Poges, co. Buckingham

4. Lady Mary Bruce (b. 31 Dec 1657; bur. 15 May 1711), mar. after 22 Mar 1678 Sir William Walter, Bt., of Sarsden, co. Oxford

5. Lady Arabella Bruce (d. unm.)

6. Lady Anne Charlotte Bruce, mar. Nicholas Bagenal, of Newry, co. Down

7. Lady Henrietta Bruce, mar. Thomas Ogle, only son of Sir Thomas Ogle, Governor of Chelsea College

8. Lady Christian Bruce (dvp. young)

9. Lady Elizabeth Bruce (dvp. young)

died

20 Oct 1685

created

18 Mar 1663/4 Baron Bruce of Skelton, of Skelton in the County of York, Viscount Bruce, of Ampthill in the County of Bedford, and Earl of Ailesbury (Peerage of England)

suc. by

son

note

one of the 32 commoners sent to invite the return of King Charles II 1660; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1660-67 and sole Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1667-85; Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire 1660-63; High Steward of the Honour of Ampthill 1670; Joint Commissioner for the Office of Earl Marshal 1673; Privy Councillor 1678; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber; Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1681-85; Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire 1685; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1685

 

Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Earl of Elgin

born

1656

mar. (1)

31 Aug 1676 Lady Elizabeth Seymour (raised by Royal Warrant 28 Jun 1672 to the precedency of a daughter of a Duke;  d. 12 Jan 1696/7), sister and hrss. of William [Seymour], 3rd Duke of Somerset, and only surv. dau. of Lord Henry Seymour, styled Lord Beauchamp (by his wife Hon Mary Capell, 1st dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell), 1st surv. son and heir ap. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. 6 Aug 1679; bur. vp. 22 Jul 1685)

2. Hon Charles Bruce, later 4th Baron Bruce later 4th Earl of Elgin

3. Hon Henry Bruce (dvp. young)

4. Hon Thomas Bruce (dvp. young)

1. Lady Elizabeth Bruce (d. Dec 1745), mar. 15 May 1707 George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Bruce (b. 12 Jan 1696/7; dvp. 1698)

mar. (2)

27 Apr 1700 Charlotte Jacqueline d'Argenteau, suo jure Countess of Esneux and Baroness of Melsbroeck (dspm. 23 Jul 1710), posthumous dau. and hrss. of Louis Conrad d'Argenteau, Count of Esneux, by his wife Marie-Gilberte de Locquenhien, only dau. and hrss. of Jean de Locquenhien, Baron of Melsbroeck

only child by second wife

2. Lady Marie Thérese Charlotte Bruce (b. 19/30 Sep 1704; d. 19/30 Nov 1736), mar. 6/17 Jun 1722 as his first wife Maximilian Emanuel, Prince of Hornes, and had issue (their youngest daughter and co-heir, Elizabeth Philippina, married Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Stolberg-Gedern, and their eldest daughter and co-heir, Louisa Maximiliana, married 17 Apr 1772 Prince Charles Edward Stuart, titular King Charles III)

died

16 Dec 1741

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Marlborough 1679-81 and for Wiltshire 1685; Page of Honour 1685; Groom of the Bedchamber 1685-88; Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire 1685-88; a supporter of King James II, he accompanied him to Rochester on his way to exile in France; accused of conspiring to plan the restoration of King James II and imprisoned in the Tower of London 1695/6-96/7; was allowed to quit the Kingdom and join King James in France

 

Charles [Bruce], 4th Baron Bruce later 4th Earl of Elgin

born

29 May 1682

mar. (1)

7 Feb 1705/6 Lady Anne Savile (d. 18 Jul 1717), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William [Savile], 2nd Marquess of Halifax, by his first wife Elizabeth Grimston, only dau. by his first wife of Sir Samuel Grimston, 3rd Bt., of Gorhambury, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon George Bruce (d. young)

2. Hon Robert Bruce, Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn (dsp. 30 Aug 1738), mar. 8 Feb 1729 Frances Blackett, dau. of Sir William Blackett, 1st Bt. MP, of Wallington, co Northumberland, by his first wife Elizabeth Kirkley, dau. of Michael Kirkley, of Newcastle, merchant

1. Lady Mary Bruce (d. 14 Aug 1738), mar. 21 Dec 1728 as his first wife Henry [Brydges], 2nd Duke of Chandos, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Bruce (dsp. 5 Nov 1796), mar. 26 Nov 1732 Hon Benjamin Bathurst MP (dvp. and sp. 23 Jan 1767), 1st son and heir ap. of Allen [Bathurst], 1st Earl Bathurst, by his wife and cousin Catherine Apsley, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir Peter Apsley, of Apsley, co. Sussex

mar. (2)

2 Feb 1719/20 Lady Juliana Boyle (dsp. 26 Mar 1739), 2nd dau. of Charles [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Cork, by his wife Juliana Noel, only child of Hon Henry Noel, of Luffenham, co. Rutland (by his wife Elizabeth Wale, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Wale, Alderman of London), younger brother of Edward [Noel], 1st Earl of Gainsborough, and 2nd son by his third wife of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden

mar. (3)

18 Jun 1739 Lady Caroline Campbell (b. 12 Jan 1721; mar. (2) 19 Dec 1747 Field Marshal Rt Hon Henry Seymour-Conway, brother of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and 2nd son by his third wife of Francis [Seymour later Seymour-Conway], 1st Baron Conway;  d. 17 Jan 1803), only dau. of John [Campbell], 4th Duke of Argyll, by his wife Hon Mary Bellenden, 3rd dau. of John [Kerr later Bellenden], 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton

only child by third wife

3. Lady Mary Bruce (dsp. 5 Nov 1796), mar. 1 Apr 1757 Charles [Lennox], 3rd Duke of Richmond

4. Lady Rachel Bruce, mar. Oct 1778 John Milner, of Wakefield, co. York

died

s.p.m.s. 10 Feb 1746/7

created

17 Apr 1746 Baron Bruce of Tottenham, of Tottenham in the County of Wiltshire, with remainder failing male issue to his nephew, Thomas Bruce Brudenell, 4th son of his sister Elizabeth, Countess of Cardigan (Peerage of England)

suc. by

kinsman

note

Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn 1705-08 and for Marlborough 1710-11; sum. vp. 29 Dec 1711 in his father's Barony of Bruce (of Whorlton)

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Elgin the Barony of Bruce created in 1641 and the Earldom of Ailesbury and the other English titles created in 1664 became extinct, the Barony of Bruce of Tottenham passed to his nephew, Hon Thomas Bruce Brudenell later Bruce-Brudenell later Brudenell-Bruce, the Lordship of Kinloss passed to his grandson Henry [Brydges], 3rd Duke of Chandos, and the Earldom of Elgin, etc. passed to the heir male,

 

Charles [Bruce], 9th Earl of Kincardine later 5th Earl of Elgin

1st son and heir of William [Bruce], 8th Earl of Kincardine (by his wife Jane Roberton, dau. of James Roberton, a Principal Clerk of Session), 1st son and heir of Thomas [Bruce], 7th Earl of Kincardine (by his wife Rachel Pauncefort, dau. of Robert Pauncefort, of co. Hertford), 3rd son of Alexander [Bruce], 4th Earl of Kincardine (by his wife Christian Bruce, only dau. of Robert Bruce of Blairhall), son of Robert Bruce of Broomhall (by his wife Helen Skene, dau. of Sir James Skene of Curriehill), 3rd son of Sir George Bruce, of Carnock, Fife (by his wife Margaret Primrose, dau. of Archibald Primrose of Burnbrae), 3rd son of Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall

born

15 Jul 1732

mar.

1 Jun 1759 Martha Whyte, Governess to HRH Princess Charlotte of Wales (b. c. 1739; d. 21 Jun 1810), only child of Thomas Whyte, of Kirkaldy and London, banker

children

1. Hon William Robert Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. 15 Jan 1763; dvp. 27 Mar 1763)

2. Hon William Robert Bruce, later 6th Earl of Elgin

3. Hon Thomas Bruce, later 7th Earl of Elgin

4. Hon Charles Andrew Bruce, Governor of Prince of Wales's Island (b. 18 Jan 1768; d. 27 Dec 1810), mar. (1) 20 May 1796 Anne Maria Blunt (dsp. 19 Sep 1798), 8th dau. of Sir Charles William Blunt, 3rd Bt., and (2) Charlotte Sophia Dashwood (mar. (2) 8 Feb 1813 James Alexander, of Somerhill, co. Kent), 1st dau. of Thomas John Dashwood, Bengal merchant (by his wife Susan Wodehouse, dau. of Thomas Wodehouse), 1st son of Thomas Dashwood HEICS (by his wife Charlotte Louisa Auriol, dau. of J Auriol), 2nd son of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford, and had issue by his second wife

5. Hon James Bruce MP, drowned while crossing the River Don in Yorkshire (b. 23 Mar 1769; d. 10 Jul 1798)

1. Lady Martha Bruce (b. 3 Jun 1760; dvp. 21 Dec 1767)

2. Lady Janet Bruce (b. 2 Jul 1761; dvp. 6 Jul 1767)

3. Lady Charlotte Bruce (b. 28 May 1771; d. 21 Feb 1816), mar. 28 Mar 1799 Admiral Sir Philip Charles Durham GCB

died

14 May 1771

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father as 9th Earl of Kincardine 8 Sep 1740; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1761-63; Founder Member, Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's

 

William Robert [Bruce], 6th Earl of Elgin

born

28 Jan 1764

died

15 Jul 1771

suc. by

brother

 

Thomas [Bruce], 7th Earl of Elgin, PC

born

20 Jul 1766

mar. (1)

11 Mar 1799 (div. 1808) Mary Nisbet (mar. (2) 1808 Robert Ferguson of Raith;  d. 9 Jul 1855), only child of William Hamilton Nisbet of Dirleton and Belhaven, by his wife Mary Manners, dau. of Gen Lord Robert Manners (by his wife Mary Digges, of Roehampton, co. Surrey), 1st son by his second wife of John [Manners], 2nd Duke of Rutland

children by first wife

1. Hon George Charles Constantine Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. 5 Apr 1800; dvp. 1 Dec 1840)

2. Hon William Bruce (b. 4 Mar 1804; dvp. 20 Apr 1805)

1. Lady Mary Bruce b. 28 Aug 1801; (d. 21 Dec 1883), mar. 28 Jan 1828 Rt Hon Robert Adam Dundas later Christopher later Nisbet-Hamilton MP, of Bloxholm Hall, co. Lincoln, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1852 (d. 9 Jun 1877), and had issue

2. Lady Matilda Harriet Bruce (b. 23 Sep 1802; dsp. 31 Aug 1857), mar. 14 Oct 1839 Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, 4th Bt. (dsp. 6 Jun 1865)

3. Lady Lucy Bruce (b. 20 Jan 1806; d. 4 Sep 1881), mar. 14 Mar 1828 as his second wife John Grant of Kilgraston and Pitkeathly (d. 20 Jan 1873), and had issue

mar. (2)

21 Sep 1810 Elizabeth Oswald (d. 1 Apr 1860), yst. dau. of James Townsend Oswald of Dunnikeir MP, Auditor of the Exchequer, by his wife Janet Gray, of Skibo, co. Sutherland

children by second wife

3. Hon James Bruce, later 8th Earl of Elgin

4. Maj Gen Hon Robert Bruce, Grenadier Guards, Governor to the Prince of Wales (b. 15 Mar 1813 ; dsp. 27 Jun 1862), mar. 2 May 1848 Katherine Mary Shaw-Stewart VA, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1866 (dsp. 3 Dec 1889), 2nd dau. of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart of Greenock, 6th Bt.

5. Hon Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce GCB, British Agent and Consul-General in Egypt, Envoy to China, Minister at Washington 1865 (b. 14 Apr 1814; d. Sep 1867)

6. Hon Edward Bruce (b. 3 Nov 1815; dvp. 21 Jun 1833)

7. Hon Thomas Charles Bruce, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth 1874-85 (b. 15 Feb 1825; d. 23 Nov 1890), mar. 19 Nov 1863 Sarah Caroline Thornhill (d. 22 Jul 1913), sister of Sir Thomas Thornhill, 1st Bt., and dau. of Thomas Thornhill, and had issue

4. Lady Charlotte Christian Bruce (b. 9 Sep 1817; d. 26 Apr 1872), mar. 2 Jul 1850 as his first wife Frederick Locker later Locker-Lampson (mar. (2) 6 Jul 1874 Hannah Jane Lampson, only dau. of Sir Curtis Miranda Lampson, 1st Bt.; d. 30 May 1895), son of Edward Hawke Locker, Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital, and had issue

5. Lady Augusta Frederica Elizabeth Bruce, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Kent and Resident Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria (b. 3 Apr 1822; d. 1 Mar 1876), mar. 16 Dec 1863 Very Rev Arthur Penrhyn Stanley DD, Dean of Westminster

6. Lady Frances Anne Bruce, Lady-in-Waiting to HR & IH the Duchess of Edinburgh (b. 11 Oct 1831; d. 16 Aug 1894), mar. 15 Feb 1855 Evan Peter Montagu Baillie, Yr of Dochfour, Secretary to the Legation at Stuttgart (dvp. 9 Nov 1874), 1st son and heir ap. of Evan Baillie of Dochfour, and had issue

died

14 Nov 1841

suc. by

son by second wife

note

entered the Scots Guards 1785, Maj General 1809, Lieut General 1814 and General 1837; a Representative Peer (Tory) for Scotland 1791-1807 and 1820-41; Minister at Brussels 1792-95 and at Berlin 1795-99; raised and commanded the Elgin Regiment of Fencible Highlanders 1794-1804; Ambassador at Constantinople 1799-1803; Privy Councillor 1799; Lord Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1807; carried out the removal from Athens to England of the sculptures of the Parthenon between 1799 and 1812 at a cost of £74,000 - these were sold to the nation in 1816 for £35,000; Elgin Trustee of the British Museum 1816-41; President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1823-41

 

James [Bruce], 8th Earl of Elgin, KT GCB KSI PC

born

20 Jul 1811

mar. (1)

22 Apr 1841 Elizabeth Mary Cumming-Bruce (b. Apr 1821; dspm. 7 Jul 1843), only child and hrss. of Charles Lennox Cumming-Bruce of Dunphail, Roseisle and Kinnaird MP, by his wife Mary Elizabeth Bruce, heiress of Kinnaird

children by first wife

1. Lady Elma Bruce, inherited her grandmother's estate of Kinnaird (b. 19 Jun 1842; d. 27 Nov 1923), mar. 18 Oct 1864 Thomas John [Hovell-Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 5th Baron Thurlow, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Bruce (b. 6 Jun 1843 ; dvp. 7 Jun 1843)

mar. (2)

7 Nov 1846 Lady Mary Louisa Lambton CI (b. 8 May 1819; d. 9 Mar 1898), 1st surv. dau. of John George [Lambton], 1st Earl of Durham, by his second wife Lady Louisa Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey

children by second wife

1. Hon Victor Alexander Bruce, later 9th Earl of Elgin

2. Capt Hon Robert Bruce later Preston Bruce, Member of Parliament for Fife 1880-85 and for West Fife 1885-89 (b. 4 Dec 1851; d. 8 Dec 1893)

3. Hon Charles Bruce (b. 27 Apr 1853; d. 12 Jun 1863)

4. Hon Frederick John Bruce, Page of Honour to Queen Victoria 1869-71 (b. 16 Sep 1854; d. 26 Jan 1920), mar. 3 Jun 1879 Catherine Bruce Raeburn (widow of Logan W Raeburn, of Charlesfield, co. Midlothian; d. 28 Feb 1917), dau. of E W Fernie, of High Street, Great Berkhamsted, co. Berkshire, and had issue

3. Lady Louisa Elizabeth Bruce (b. 1856; d. 9 Dec 1902)

died

20 Nov 1863

created

13 Nov 1849 Baron Elgin, of Elgin

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Southampton 1841; Elgin Trustee of the British Museum 1841-63; President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1841-43; Governor-General of Jamaica 1842-46;  Governor-General of Canada 1846-54;  Knight of the Thistle 1847; Lord Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1854-63; Privy Councillor 1857; GCB 1858; Plenipotentiary in China 1857-59 and 1860-61; first British Ambassador to Japan 1858; Postmaster General 1859-60;  Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1859-61; Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1862-63; KSI 1862

 

Victor Alexander [Bruce], 9th Earl of Elgin, KG GCSI GCIE PC

born

16 May 1849

mar. (1)

9 Nov 1876 Lady Constance Mary Carnegie CI (b. 17 Nov 1851; d. 24 Sep 1909), 2nd dau. of James [Carnegie], 9th Earl of Southesk, by his first wife Lady Catherine Hamilton Noel, 2nd dau. by his third wife of Charles [Edwardes later Noel], 1st Earl of Gainsborough

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward James Bruce, later 10th Earl of Elgin

2. Maj Hon Robert Bruce CBE, Commandant Cavalry Cadet School 1916 (b. 18 Nov 1882; d. 31 Oct 1959), mar. 30 Jun 1910 Mary Katharine Lindley, only child of Brig Gen Hon John Edward Lindley (by his wife Isabel Nichols, dau. of F M Nichols, of Lawford Hall, co. Essex), 1st son and heir of Nathaniel [Lindley], Baron Lindley (Life Peer), and had issue

3. Hon Alexander Bruce, District Commissioner British East Africa (b. 29 Jul 1884; d. Oct 1917)

4. Col Hon David Bruce (b. 11 Jun 1888; d. 26 Aug 1964), mar. 23 May 1919 Janet Rawstorne OBE (d. 7 Mar 1982), dau. of Rt Rev Atherton Gwillym Rawstorne, Bishop of Whalley, of Balderstone Grange, Blackburn, co. Lancaster, and had issue

5. Capt Hon John Bernard Bruce RN, High Sheriff of Hampshire 1955 (b. 9 Apr 1892; d. 3 Aug 1971), mar. 2 Jun 1923 Helen Rachel Rawstorne (d. 4 Nov 1983), dau. of Henry Feilden Rawstorne, of Fareham, co. Hampshire, and has issue

6. Hon Victor Alexander Bruce (b. 13 Feb 1897; dsp. 19 Dec 1930), mar. 27 Apr 1929 Maud Rudolff Sneddon (mar. (2) 1934 John Navarino Fellowes Edwards; d. 5 Nov 1961), dau. of H Rudolff Sneddon, of Riga, Latvia

1. Lady Elizabeth Mary Bruce (b. 11 Sep 1877; d. 13 May 1944), mar. 22 Sep 1898 Sir Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI (d. 29 Sep 1923), and had issue

2. Lady Christian Augusta Bruce (b. 25 Jan 1879; dsp. 12 Sep 1940), mar. 15 Dec 1904 Sir Herbert Kinnaird Ogilvy, 12th Bt.

3. Lady (Constance) Veronica Bruce MBE (b. 24 Feb 1880; d. 7 Jul 1969)

4. Lady Marjorie Bruce (b. 12 Dec 1885; d. 23 May 1901)

5. Lady Rachel Catherine Bruce (b. 23 Feb 1890; d. 17 Dec 1964), mar. 7 Dec 1911 Lt Col Sir Harry Calvert Williams Verney, 4th Bt. DSO, and had issue

mar. (2)

19 Nov 1913 Gertrude Lilian Ogilvy (widow of Capt Frederick Charles Ashley Ogilvy;  mar. (3) 30 Aug 1923 Lt Col John Alexander Stirling DSO MC, of Kippendavie, Perthshire;  d. 13 Feb 1971), 3rd dau. of Cmdr. William Sherbrooke RN, of Oxton Hall, co. Nottingham (by his wife Margaret Macdonald Graham OBE, 1st dau. of Alexander Graham of Dunclutha), 1st son and heir of Capt Henry Porter Lowe later Sherbrooke, of Oxton Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Louisa Anne Fleming Fane, 1st dau. of William Fane (by his wife Louisa Hay Dashwood, 3rd dau. of Thomas Dashwood), 5th son of Hon Henry Fane MP (by his wife Anne Batson, dau. of Edward Buckley Batson, of Avon Tyrell, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Thomas [Fane], 8th Earl of Westmorland

only child by second wife

7. Hon Capt Bernard Bruce MC (b. 12 Jun 1917; dsp. 1983), mar. (1) 19 Mar 1958 (div. 1968) Mary Coxe Humphreys (former wife of Humphrey Humphreys), dau. of Philippus Miller, of Philadelphia, USA, (2) 5 Dec 1970 (div. 1976) Georgina Julia Susan Argenti, 2nd dau. of Philip Pandely Argenti CVO MBE, of Rome, Italy. and (3) 2 Jul 1976 Mary Patricia Annesley (former wife of Gerald R Annesley), dau. of Maj Donald Ramsay Macdonald DSO MC, of Hollymouth, co. Carlow

died

18 Jan 1917

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Elgin Trustee of the British Museum 1870; Treasurer of the Household 1886; First Commissioner of Works 1886; Privy Councillor 1886; Lord Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1886; Viceroy of India 1894-99;  GCSI and GCIE 1894; Knight of the Garter 1899; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1905-08; Chancellor of Aberdeen University 1910-17; Chairman of several Royal Commissions

 

Edward James [Bruce], 10th Earl of Elgin, KT CMG

born

8 Jun 1881

mar.

5 Jan 1921 Hon Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane DBE (d. 1989), 3rd dau. of Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest [Cochrane], 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults, by his wife Lady Gertrude Julia Georgina Boyle, 1st dau. and cohrss. of George Frederick [Boyle], 6th Earl of Glasgow

children

1. Hon Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, later 11th Earl of Elgin

2. Hon James Michael Edward Bruce CBE, of Dron House, Balmano, co. Perth (b. 26 Aug 1927; d. 22 Apr 2013), mar. (1) 29 Jul 1950 (div. 1974) Hon (Margaret) Jean Dadbjort Coats (b. 11 Oct 1928), only dau. of Thomas [Coats], 2nd Baron Glentanar, by his wife Grethe Dadbjort Thoresen, 2nd dau. of Thor Thoresen, of Oslo, Norway, and (2) 26 Apr 1975 Morven-Anne Macdonald (d. 1994), dau. of Alistair Macdonald, of Dalguise, co. Perth, and (3) 1 Jul 2000 Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (widow of Brig Bruce Hamilton), and had issue by his first and second wives

3. Hon (Edward) David Bruce, of Blair Hill, Rumbling Bridge, co. Kinross (b. 29 Feb 1936), mar. 30 Apr 1960 (div. 19...) Sarah Elizabeth Wallop William-Powlett (b. 26 Jun 1936; mar. (2) 6 Mar 1998 G Alistair Lean), 2nd dau. of Capt Newton James Wallop William-Powlett DSC RN, by his wife Barbara Patience Greenwell, 2nd dau. of Sir Bernard Eyre Greenwell, 2nd Bt., and has issue

1. Lt Col Lady Martha Veronica Bruce OBE, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Princess Royal 1965, Governor of Greenock Prison 1970-75 and of Cornton Vale Institution 1975-83 (b. 7 Nov 1921)

2. Lady Jean Christian Bruce (b. 12 Jan 1923), mar. 21 Jul 1945 David Wemyss of that Ilk, of Invermay, co. Perth (b. 11 Feb 1920; d. Jan 2005), 1st son and heir of Michael John Wemyss of that Ilk, of Wemyss Castle, co Fife, by his wife Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck CVO, only dau. of William John Arthur Charles James [Cavendish-Bentinck], 6th Duke of Portland, and has issue

3. Rev Lady Alison Margaret Bruce DD (b. 17 Oct 1931; d. 10 Mar 1992), mar. 6 Jul 1957 Cleveland Stewart-Patterson, of Drishane Farm, Senneville, Canada, son of Donald Stewart-Patterson, of Montreal, Canada, and has issue

died

27 Nov 1968

suc. by

son

note

Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies 1905-08; CMG 1919; Grand Master Mason of Scotland 1921-72; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1925 and 1926; Knight of the Thistle 1933; Lord Lieutenant of Fife 1935-65; President, Empire Exhibition Glasgow 1938

 

Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas [Bruce], 11th Earl of Elgin, KT CD

born

17 Feb 1924

mar.

27 Apr 1959 Victoria Mary Usher, only dau. of Maj Dudley George Usher MBE, of Larach Bhan, Kilchrennan, co. Argyll, by his wife Antonia Mary Wilkinson, 1st dau. of Maj Gen Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson KCMG CB, of Rosebery House, Gorebridge, co. Midlothian

children

1. Hon Charles Edward Bruce, styled Lord Bruce, of The Abbey House, Culross, Fife, Page of honour to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1875-77, Deputy Lieutenant for Fifeshire 1997 (b. 19 Oct 1961), mar. (1) 29 Jul 1990 (div. 2000) Amanda Leigh Movius. 2nd dau. of James Movius, of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, and has issue:

1a. Hon James Andrew Charles Robert Bruce, Master of Bruce (b. 16 Nov 1991)

2a. Hon George Benjamin Thomas Bruce (b. 5 Jul 1993)

1a. Hon Antonia Jean Bruce (b. 14 Dec 1990)

Lord Bruce mar. (2) 5 May 2001 Dr Alice Enders, dau. of Thomas Enders, of New York and Connecticut, USA, and has further issue:

3a. Hon Benedict Dudley Talcott Bruce (b. 9 Jun 2003)

2. Hon Adam Robert Bruce, of 8 Montgomerie Street, Edinburgh (b. 18 Jan 1968), mar. 17 May 2003 Donna Maria Sofia Giovanna Rosa Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, 2nd dau. of Don Angelo Gennaro Granito Pignatelli, 13th Prince of Belmonte, by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Mayhew, dau. of Robert Mayhew, and has issue

3. Hon Alexander Victor Bruce (b. 31 Mar 1971), mar. 26 Sep 1998 Victoria M Bythell, dau. of David Bythell, of East Kirkland, Newton Stuart

1. Lady Georgiana Mary Bruce (b. 4 Jun 1960)

2. Lady Antonia Katherine Bruce (b. 30 Aug 1964), mar. 1989 Marcel Ballot, son of Jacques-Henri Ballot, of Paris, France

note

Grand Master Mason of Scotland 1960-65; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1980-81; Knight of the Thistle 1981; Lord Lieutenant of Fife 1987-99; Order of Merit (Norway) 1994

 

 Last updated 23 May 2013

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Titles:

11th Earl of Elgin

(Scotland, let. pat. 21 Jun 1633)

15th Earl of Kincardine

(Scotland, let. pat. 26 Dec 1647)

13th Lord Bruce of Kinloss

(Scotland, let. pat. 3 May 1608)

15th Lord Bruce of Torry

(Scotland, let. pat. 26 Dec 1647)

4th Baron Elgin, of Elgin

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Nov 1849)

37th Chief of the Name and Arms of Bruce

 

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